Why EHR Copy-and-Paste Functionality Risks Patient Care


Daniel Gottlieb and Tony Maida discussed how misuse of the copy-and-paste functionality poses risks to electronic health record systems regarding Medicare claim inaccuracy and patient safety. Mr. Gottlieb noted that “the last appointment is usually not exactly what happened on the subsequent visit. If there is a copy-and-paste without any editing, there is a possibility of reporting services that didn’t occur.” Mr. Maida added, “There is a danger that a copy-and-paste function that isn’t used appropriately could lead to billing for services that weren’t performed on a specific visit.” Read the full article